29 Nov 2023

When it comes to creating a stunning look in your favorite living space, you cannot go wrong with classic and durable hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring has been an American tradition in homebuilding since the colonists discovered that they could take advantage of the plentiful forest wood to build floors in newly constructed homes. In the Colonial era, hardwood flooring was all about practicality and much less about style. Wood was a sturdy option and was often installed using different sized planks with no finishing. It wasn’t until sometime in the late 1800s that European parquet flooring began to show up in wealthy American homes. The parquet style consisted of shorter planks of wood installed in geometric patterns. The result was stunning hardwood flooring.

Today, the options in hardwood flooring are many. They range from domestic woods like Red Oak, Black Cherry and Pine to exotic options like Australian Cypress, Brazilian Redwood and Black Acacia. If you are choosing a hardwood flooring option that will be the most durable over time, it is a good idea to consider Hickory, Maple, Cherry or Oak.

Engineered wood flooring started to become popular in the 1960s. This type of flooring is created by placing a layer of completely natural wood on top of other layers of wood. These other layers are pressed together helping to create a strong core. This option in hardwood flooring can be installed in basements, over heated floors, and in other areas where traditionally natural wood flooring does not do well because of the threat of moisture in those spaces. Popular types of engineered wood flooring include engineered black walnut, tamarind, red oak and bamboo.

At Magnus Anderson, our team of flooring professionals can help you decide which hardwood flooring choice is right for you and your living space. Our Master Craftsmen are trained to provide high quality service for our customers, including creating a flooring solution that you will love at the best possible prices. Do you have a hardwood flooring space that needs to be refinished? We do that too! Our staff would be happy to talk to you about our available hardwood flooring options. Give us a call today at (910) 237-6749.